Born in Brooklyn, John Zangari-Ryan fell in love with the beauty and untapped potential of the Susquehanna River while studying at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.
“I chose Susquehanna (University) for its English department and education program,” he said. “I spent the summer in Selinsgrove between my junior and senior year. I needed some entertainment. The river was close — and gorgeous.”
Tiny plastic particles, also called microplastics, were found in 100 percent of smallmouth bass digestive systems studied in 2019 via the Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Institute — capping an annual increase in the three-year study.
A quick blur of brown and white.
Suddenly, a tiny whitetail fawn waded in front of my son and I as we paddled east along the Penns Creek just outside of the town of New Berlin.
Tag along with Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper John Zaktansky as he explores the Penns Creek from the town of New Berlin to Kratzerville, shares some interesting facts about the waterway and how you can report any concerns you may have.
(Photo credit Dr. Joseph Simons) As I gathered my notepad and cell phone from the car outside of a rustic home along East Valley Road east of Loganton, it felt as though I was about to walk into a scene from a John Grisham book.
Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper John Zaktansky take a look at algae, cyanobacteria and what you should know about each condition.
Ten-year-old Blake Walls, of Middleburg (Snyder County), screamed as he quickly spun the reel of a heavily bent fishing rod.
“I got one!” he yelled – loud enough that people on the other side of the small Union County lake looked up, expecting a monster catch based on his reaction. Instead, he pulled from the water a wadded mass of green algae – more resembling something retrieved from a shower drain than a freshwater lake.
Catch-and-release trout fishing is a beautiful practice to preserve such a wonderful natural resource, especially when it comes to native and wild trout.
There are many factors that need to be taken into account so it is done properly and the fish can return back to its normal feeding position in the stream.
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.